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I've got lots of irons in the fire when it comes to sewing lately.  There's still that whole basket of mending, but I really, really need to make progress in other areas.  It's waited all this time, right?  First is the doll.  She's getting her hair this week and the rest of her body.  It's not as photogenic, but I've only got the arms left to do and then she'll be a whole doll.  And then the clothes.  Sigh.  Okay, I don't want to get overwhelmed.  Life is enough.


Evening and table knitting is another Martinmas sweater for Laurel Mae.
I've made a good bit of progress since last night, but a curled up sweater is a curled up sweater.
This one's knit in acrylic and it seems to have a better drape, oddly.
That's Marian's new outfit, which I did not make, but arrived just in time comfort a big little girl who had a tough weekend.

Gold Martinmas

Here's a new skirt for Willow, same fabric in a different size.
It's cut big enough to fit me, so it's a full skirt that gives her room to move.

Eight Year Old Skirt

Here's a vest for Roan using this pattern.  I've got plans for more knickers, too.
Just don't look too closely at the top stitching (I'm a bit embarrassed).
It still needs the closures, but I'm mulling that over.

Lined Vest

And here is the Colonial bonnet, at long last.  This one adjusts with a ribbon in a casing.
It's quite roomy and gives LOTS of shade, as you can see.

Colonial Bonnet

We've got plans for soft toys in the coming days. Those marionettes are not going to make themselves, though I wish they would. Also, yarn twisties for new cords and Willow wants to knit a chicken. For now, I feel Willow's cold coming on.

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( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )
Aug. 24th, 2016 03:56 am (UTC)
You have been so productive! These are all such wonderful, beautiful projects. I'll bet Willow loves that bonnet. :) The vest looks so cozy, the doll is so sweet, and the skirt so cute (and good for twirling). Oh, my goodness, I need a knickers pattern. Next year we are supposed to do some 1910's era living history, and knickers were suggested to me for Jack. He's already talking about them! Hopefully I can find that pattern in a larger size. My creating is coming along so slowly lately. All I do is go to the dentist, ha ha. I think I want to snuggle Willow's doll in her new outfit. ;) - Stacey
Aug. 24th, 2016 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Knickers are pretty easy to do--you can just make long shorts and put elastic in the cuff. This pattern does call for a zipper (which I leave out) and buttoned cuffs.
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

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